Kwabena James-Bailey

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About Me


Daniel 'Kwabena' James Bailey is the founder of The Palace of The Dogs. Currently exploring Film Making, Playwriting, photography, Journalism and Creative Writing – he makes his living as a Performer in Theatre.


Originally from Hackney, London; The 'Arts Activist' cares deeply for the issues concerning those whose voices are silenced within British society. He endeavours to advocate the need for those affected by racism and classism to have access to an artistic platform, as a means to express themselves in a safe and healthy environment.



Kwabena, formally Daniel Bailey, began his training at 16 years of age, where he gained a National Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance. He Later trained as an actor at TheSalon:collective, where he continues his training in the Meisner Technique.

Credits Include:

Wizard Of Oz (Pitlochry Festival), King (Hackney Empire), Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (Queens Theatre Hornchurch), Hair (vaults), Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Lion King (Lyceum Theatre), South Pacific (Barbican, UK Tour), Flahooley (Sadlers Wells), Blues Brother (Erasmus Theatre), Hair (Ljubljana Festival), Dino Story (The Other Palace), Chicken Little (The Other Palace), Wheel Of Misfortune (The Old Red Lion Theatre), Gertie (Rehearsed Reading), Are You As Nervous As I Am (Workshop), Just A Man (Rehearsed Reading) and This Is Also England (Rehearsed Reading)


Click the link below for my recent interview with The Stage. 



English Breakfast is a continued conversation from a short film, WEAK TEA, that made shortly after the Brexit Referendum; Exploring the ideas around 'what does it mean to be British?'


The initial project

(Weak Tea - 2016)

explored how Britain's

ignorance to her history

with colonisation has

formed a patriarchal

structure of society.

Further discussing how

in the lack of taking 

responsibility, the UK has alienated the ethnic minorities and culture that has made Britain great. 

The theatrical piece explores how this structure effects ethnic minorities in Britain and the propaganda used to puppeteer the working class. The play was initially explored at the 'Kings Head Theatre' with Monorogue (2017) and further explored at the 'Lyric Hammersmith' early 2018. The piece has just been accepted onto a development programme - OpenDoor, to further its development and gain funding.

Other projects in research and development include I Am British!!! A two hand piece of rap, spoken work and dance, a conversation between heroins Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.


For half the performance you can hear a pin drop the story is so intense, and then in an instant it switches to the most hilarious tale of the night, it was rather like watching a modern day Alan Bennett.


It’s poignant and moving as he describes his lack of love, but manages a huge and hilarious switch as his girlfriend is revealed.

 - The Reviews Hub


Art has long been forbidden for its subversive effects on the residents and its tendency to lead to illegal magical practices.

ThePalaceOfTheDogs (TPOTD) ,launched May 2015, is a online magazine for those who wish to explore identity and expression in art and politics; inciting the progression of a vocal generation in our society.

The Collective was established January 2017, to vary the methods used to represent these marginalised communities; Consisting of Activists, Creatives, Visual Artists and Writers. Assembling this Vanguar, was Daniel's successful endeavour to connect creatives, giving them the platform to share work under ThePalaceOfTheDogs.

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Agent: Grantham Hazeldine


Tel: 02070383737


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